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Name:  Anthony, Thomas Allen    
DOB: About 1839 DOD:  October 8, 1862 Age at Enlistment:  22
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861

Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN

 
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private
 

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Killed at Perryville, KY October 8, 1862.

 

Comments:  Thomas was living in Nashville by himself according to the 1860 Census and with no occupation listed.  While in Virginia in September and October of 1861 he was detached as a nurse.  Was later detailed a hospital clerk again in April 1862.  He is listed as sick in the hospital at Jackson, MS in May and June of 1862.  He was killed on October 8, 1862 at the Battle of Perryville.  He is believed to be buried on the Perryville Battlefield. 

 

Picture: Atkeison-Petway House where Andrew grew up  

Name:  Atkeison, Andrew Peter

   
DOB:  About 1846     DOD: ?

Age at Enlistment: 15

Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment: Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Was the younger brother of Captain Atkeison and his father helped design the courthouse that still stands in Franklin.  Not confirmed but believed to be the youngest soldier in the Company.  Bought a substitute and was discharged May 16, 1863.  His substitute, John Crayton, deserted the day after enlisting.  After war he moved to Madison, TN and then to Alabama, can find no record of him after that.

 

Pictures: Atkeison's grave in Rest Haven Cemetery, Atkeison-Petway House (See Atkeison, Andrew).  
Name:  Atkeison, Oscar Fitzallen    
DOB:  February 4, 1838 DOD:  October 6, 1866 Age at Enlistment:  23
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861

Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN

 
Rank at Enlistment:  1st Sergeant Rank at Discharge:  Captain  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in left elbow at Perryville, KY October 8, 1862.  Captured October 10, 1862 when hospital was overrun in Harrodsburg, KY.  Exchanged at Vicksburg, MS in December 1862.  Wounded in left forearm at Chickamauga September 19, 1863.  Was captured sometime between January to April, 1865 on the retreat from Tennessee.

 

Comments:  Came from a fairly wealthy family in Franklin.  His younger brother Andrew served in the company.  Tilman Haynes was his nephew and also lived in the household.  He was a lawyer in Franklin when the war started.  Was elected 1st Sergeant at Camp Cheatham.  Was elected the third and final Captain of the company at the regiment’s reorganization at Tupelo, MS to replace John House who was promoted to Major of the regiment on April 30, 1862.  He was wounded at Perryville and captured two days later at Harrodsburg, KY on October 10.  He was exchanged and sent to Vicksburg on the Mary Crane on November 29, 1862 from Louisville, KY.  Listed as being sick in hospital in Rome, GA in Feb. and March of 1863.  On September 17, 1864 he is listed as being in the hospital for unknown reasons.  George Nichols states he was not present for the Tennessee Campaign in 1864.  In January 1865 he was granted a 30 day furlough and somewhere down the line he was captured and held at a prison camp in Athens, GA.  Listed as taking oath there on July 18, 1865.  His discharge papers describe him as:  Skin Tone: Dark, Hair: Black, Eyes: Hazel, Height 5’8”.  He died a little over a year later for unknown reasons and is buried in Rest Haven Cemetery in Franklin with his father Tilman.

 

Name:  Baber, James W.

   
DOB:  About 1834     DOD:  November 30, 1864 Age at Enlistment:  27
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge: Private  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in nose by a spent ball at Chickamauga September 19, 1863.  Killed at Franklin, TN November 30, 1864.

 

Comments:  He was wounded at Chickamauga and was the only KIA at the battle of Franklin for Company D.

 

Name:  Bailey, James A.    
DOB:  About 1842 DOD:  ?

Age at Enlistment:  19

Date of Enlistment:  July 23, 1861

Place of Enlistment:  Nashville, TN

 
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Was discharged at Huntersville, VA on August 5, 1861. 

 

Name:  Bailey Jr., John W.

   
DOB:  March 4, 1826 DOD:  August 11, 1922

Age at Enlistment:  35

Date of Enlistment:  July 18, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Haynesville, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  John was born in Yancey County, North Carolina.  He enlisted in Company D while the unit was stopped to join up with the 7th and 14th Tennessee Infantry Regiments in East Tennessee.  Unknown if he was living in Tennessee or crossed into Tennessee to enlist.  Was brothers with Levi Jackson Bailey.  Transferred to the 5th North Carolina Cavalry Company A on November 1, 1862.  After war married Mary Briggs and had two children.  He died in Bakersville, North Carolina in 1922. 

 

Name:  Bailey, Levi Jackson    
DOB:  October 13, 1837 DOD:  December 21, 1915           Age at Enlistment:  23
Date of Enlistment:  July 18, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Haynesville, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Levi was born in Yancey County, North Carolina.  He enlisted in Company D while the unit was stopped to join up with the 7th and 14th Tennessee Infantry Regiments in East Tennessee.  Unknown if he was living in Tennessee or crossed into Tennessee to enlist.  Was brothers with John W. Bailey.  Transferred to the 5th North Carolina Cavalry Company A on November 1, 1862.  He was captured while in the Cavalry on September 22, 1863 and sent to Point Lookout. Prison records show he caught Typhoid Fever in November 1863.  No record of his release from prison.  After the war married Nancy Jones and had six children.

 

Picture: Bailey's grave.  
Name:  Bailey, William T.   Nickname:  “Buck”
DOB:  About 1840 DOD:  February 24, 1864 Age at Enlistment:  21
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861

Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN

 
Rank at Enlistment:  4th Corporal Rank at Discharge:  Private  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in the head at Missionary Ridge November 25, 1862.  Died from wounds in hospital in Covington, GA on February 27, 1864.

 

Comments: Was elected 4th Corporal at company's formation and at reorganization at Tupelo was demoted back to Private.  Buried in Confederate Cemetery in Covington, GA.

 

Pictures (L-R): Post war photograph of Baugh (From Baugh Family Album), Baugh's grave in Rest Haven Cemetery.  

Name:  Baugh, Elijah Lynch

  Nickname: "Lige"
DOB:  November 6, 1841 DOD:  July 29, 1921 Age at Enlistment:  19
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Severely wounded in the right arm at Missionary Ridge November 25, 1863.  The ball tore the tendons in his arm and disabled the use of his fingers for the rest of his life.

 

Comments:  Elijah was the nephew to Jacob Baugh in the company.  He was detached as a nurse at Union Church in June and July 1862.  After being wounded at Missionary Ridge he spent several months at Ocmulgee Hospital in Macon, GA recuperating.  He was declared disabled and was detailed to work as a hospital assistant.  Was given a furlough in the last few months of the war and was still on it when the war ended.  Instead of surrendering he just went home.  After the war he married Emma Shaw and had 7 children.  He was one of the last members of the Company to die, in 1921.  He is buried in Rest Haven Cemetery in Franklin, TN.  His name appears on the Confederate Monument in Centennial Park in Nashville, TN.

 

Name:  Baugh, Jacob C.    
DOB:  1833 DOD:  ?

Age at Enlistment:  28

Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  2nd Corporal  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded slightly in the arm at Missionary Ridge November 25, 1863.  Received Gunshot wound in lower left leg at Marietta, GA on June 23, 1864.

 

Comments:  He was the Uncle to Elijah Baugh in the company.  Jacob was promoted to 3rd Corporal when Cpl. Campbell died from his wounds at Perryville.  He was promoted to 2nd Corporal January 1, 1864.  He was sent to Ocumulgee Hospital in Macon after being shot on the Kennesaw Line on June 23, 1864.  According to his Surgeon's record some of the bone was taken out of his leg.  After a series of operations he was transferred to Hood Hospital Cuthbert, GA.  He appears to have finished out the war still recuperating.  After the war he married Mollie Carrington and after her death married a lady with the last name Mays.

 

Picture: Beard is one these marked graves.  
Name:  Beard, Alexander C.    
DOB:  1839 DOD:  ?

Age at Enlistment:  22

Date of Enlistment:  May 1, 1863

Place of Enlistment:  Shelbyville, TN

 
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Captured at Graysville November 26, 1863.

 

Comments:  Brothers, George and Jacob, were also in the company.  He originally enlisted in the 2nd KY Mounted Infantry on August 19, 1861 at Camp Boone, TN.  His record showing he traveled 150 miles to join their unit.  Alexander was captured at Fort Donelson on February 16, 1862 and sent to Camp Douglas.  He was exchanged in September 1862.  He received a sick furlough in November 1862 while still with the 2nd KY.   Alexander was exchanged for James D. Henderson on March 1, 1863 and joined the 1st Tennessee.  He was captured at the Battle of Graysville or Cat's Creek and was sent to Rock Island Prison.  Joined Union army to get out on October 13, 1864.  His enlistment papers describe him as Eyes: Gray, Hair: Dark, Complexion: Dark, Height 5'9".  It states he was born in Williamson County and is a farmer.  He was assigned to Company I of the 2nd U.S. Volunteer Regiment and sent to Kansas to protect against Indian attacks.  He enlisted for one year and was discharged at Fort Leavenworth, KS on November 7, 1865.  Was buried on family property with only a rock for a headstone.

 

Name:  Beard, George Tall Pine

  Nickname:  "Tall Pine"
DOB:  About 1830 DOD:  1866?

Age at Enlistment:  31

Date of Enlistment:  July 23, 1861

Place of Enlistment:  Nashville, TN

 
Rank at Enlistment:  Private 

Rank at Discharge:  Private

 
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Captured at Graysville on November 26, 1863

 

Comments:  His brothers Jacob and Alexander were also in the company.  He got married in 1850 and had seven children before the war started.  He was sent to Rock Island Prison after capture and enlisted in Union Army to get out of Prison on October 13, 1864.  His U.S. Enlistment papers describe him as Eyes: Gray, Hair: Dark, Complexion: Dark, Height: 5'11".  It lists that he was born in Stephenson, TN and is a farmer.  He was assigned to Company I of the 2nd U.S. Volunteer Regiment and sent to Kansas to protect against Indian attacks.  George spent most of his U.S. career as a nurse at a hospital.  He was discharged from Fort Leavensworth, KS on November 7, 1865.  After the war many of his neighbors were upset that he had joined the Union army and one day his wife rang the dinner bell and he didn't answer.  She found him near his plow with a bullet in his back.  Based on the time of his discharge he was probably killed in 1866.

 

Name:  Beard, Jacob    
DOB:  June 22, 1840 DOD:  1868?

Age at Enlistment:  22

Date of Enlistment:  April 8, 1863

Place of Enlistment:  Shelbyville, TN

 
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  His brothers Alexander and George were also in the company.  Jacob was married and had two children before he enlisted in the company.  Based on the timing of his enlistment he was probably conscripted into the company.  Jacob deserted in September or early October 1863.  He turned himself into the Federal garrison in Williamson County, TN on October 14, 1863 and took oath of Allegiance to get through Union lines.  Believed he died in Graves County, KY.

 

Name:  Beech, Alden C.    
DOB:  About 1843 DOD:  ?

Age at Enlistment:  18

Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded Slightly at Murfreesboro December 31, 1862.

 

Comments:  Some time after February 1864 he was put on light duty for unknown reasons.

 

Pictures (L-R): Post war photograph of Bingham (Courtesy of Franklin Heritage Foundation), Bingham's grave in front of his former house, Bingham's house.  
Name:  Bingham, William F.    
DOB:  September 25, 1836 DOD:  May 12, 1904 Age at Enlistment:  24
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in arm at Murfreesboro December 31, 1862.

 

Comments:  William returned to the Company in March 1863  after being wounded at Murfreesboro.  He deserted in December 1863 and appears to have gone home.  After war became a sheriff for three terms closing about 1880.  William was bitten by a dog and got blood poisoning in 1904 and he died a week later.  He is buried in the front yard of his home in Bingham, TN of off Old Hillsboro Road.

 

Name:  Bradford, Edward

   
DOB:  January 16, 1839 DOD:  December 1861? Age at Enlistment: 22
Date of Enlistment:  July 23, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Nashville, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  According to a post war roster by George Nichols, he died of Disease in Bristol, VA  in December 1861. 

 

 

Name:  Bradford, Garrett P.    
DOB:  About 1840 DOD:  September 19, 1863 Age at Enlistment:  21
Date at Enlistment:   July 23, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Nashville, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Killed at Chickamauga on September 19, 1863 from gunshot wound to the chest.

 

Comments:  He was living in Dickson County (west of Nashville) at the time he enlisted.  At Chickamauga, Garrett, Lee Shute, and William Moss were hiding behind the same tree.  Both Lee and Garrett were killed.

 

Picture: Briggs grave Rest Haven Cemetery.  
Name:  Briggs, William James    
DOB:  December 29, 1832 DOD:  December 12, 1884 Age at Enlistment:  28
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Lived on a farm before the war and was the oldest of 6 children.  Was detached to the commissary in June 1862 and never returned to the company.  He surrendered with the commissary department at Greensboro, N.C. on April 26, 1865.   He is buried with his family in Rest Haven Cemetery in Franklin, TN.

 

Name:  Brown, Innis    
DOB:  May 8, 1842 DOD:  July 13, 1879 Age at Enlistment:  19
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Bought a substitute and was discharged April 26, 1863 at Shelbyville, TN.  His substitute was William Mitchell.  Buried in Brown-Temple Cemetery on Temple Road in Williamson County.

 

Name:  Brown, Issac B.    
DOB:  September 1843 DOD:  <1979

Age at Enlistment:  17

Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Deserted July 16, 1863 at Chattanooga, TN, apparently went to Louisville, KY.  William M. Moss mentions seeing him there when he was coming back from Camp Chase Prison.  A letter was written after the war upon Issac's mother's death, stating Issac's widow was living in New York City.  Apparently, never returned to Franklin after war. 

 

Pictures (L-R): Post war photograph of Brown (From Confederate Veterans Magazine), Brown's grave in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Old Town Plantation  
Name:  Brown, John Thomas   Went by:  “Tom”
DOB:  March 18, 1839 DOD:  March 1, 1907 Age at Enlistment:  22
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in left arm at Perryville October 8, 1862

 

Comments:  John grew up about 8 miles Northwest of Franklin at a Plantation called Old Town which is still standing.  The house was so named because it was built on the remains of an Indian village.  There are burial mounds still on the property.  John enlisted in the military shortly after returning from Bethal College in West Virginia.  After being shot at Perryville he was transferred to the Commissary Department because of his wound. He was detached from the commissary and told to go see a Captain Shaw and joined Colemans Scouts.  He and Civil War hero Sam Davis set out at the same time to spy and gather information on Federal forces.  Davis was of course captured and hanged in Pulaski and never returned.  Brown was captured in Franklin on September 17, 1863.  He was later exchanged on February 27, 1865, but surrendered in Grenada, MS a few months later on May 18, 1865.  Buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, TN in Section 3.

 

Name:  Brown, Joseph C.    
DOB:  ? DOD:  ?

Age at Enlistment:  ?

Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  3rd Corporal Rank at Discharge:  2nd Lieutenant  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in upper at Perryville, KY October 8, 1862.  Severely wounded in left arm and shoulder at Missionary Ridge November 25, 1863.

 

Comments:  Joseph was elected 4th Corporal at Camp Cheatham and elected 2nd Lieutenant at Regiment’s reorganization April 30, 1862 at Tupelo, MS.  After being wounded at Missionary Ridge spent rest of the war in hospitals.  In March 1865 a medical examination board stated he was unfit for duty and that he was in constant pain from his wounds.  He was took the oath of allegiance and was paroled on May 12, 1865 and his record describes him as:  Hair: Dark, Eyes: Gray, Complexion: Fair, Height: 5’8”.

 

Name:  Bryant, James Thomas    
DOB:  1837 DOD:  1901 Age at Enlistment:  24
Date of Enlistment:  July 23, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Nashville, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Only served a total of about two weeks.  He was discharged August 5, 1861 in Huntersville, VA for disability.  Buried Liggett-Andrews Cemetery in Marshall County.

 

Pictures (L-R): Post war group shot of five of the Williamson Grays that made it through the entire war (Bullock is standing on the left, Pollard, Richardson, Cook, and Cunningham also pictured), Bullock's grave in Mount Hope Cemetery.  

Name:  Bullock, John Harrison

   
DOB:  1845 DOD:  May 24, 1902 Age at Enlistment:  16
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  2nd Corporal  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  In August of 1861 he was sick in a hospital at Staunton, VA.  He was ordered to the hospital at Tupelo, MS in July or August of 1862 but does not state if he is sick or working there.  Appears to have been promoted to Corporal during the Atlanta Campaign and kept his rank of Corporal after 1st Tennessee reorganization in April 1865.  Was 1 of 7 to surrender with Johnston at Greenboro, N.C. on April 26, 1865.  He became a Livery Store Keeper after war and had 5 children.  When he died his former comrades: James Cook, William Pollard, William Cunningham, and Robert Richardson all carried his coffin.  He is buried in Section F of Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, TN.

 

Name:  Campbell, William B.

   
DOB:  1843 DOD:  October 17, 1862 Age at Enlistment:  18
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  3rd Corporal  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Mortally wounded from lung wound at Perryville October 8, 1862.  Lingered till October 17, 1862 when he died.

 

Comments:  William was promoted to 3rd Corporal at Regiment’s reorganization on April 30, 1862 at Tupelo, MS.  Believed to be in mass grave on Perryville battlefield.

 

Picture: Post war photograph of Carl (Courtesy of Franklin Heritage Foundation).  
Name:  Carl, Frank    
DOB:  October 26, 1830 DOD:  February 20, 1910 Age at Enlistment:  30
Date of Enlistment:  July 23, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Nashville, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  4th Sergeant  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Captured at Salisbury, N.C. on April 12, 1865 and sent to Camp Chase Prison.

 

Comments:  Was the 3rd of 6 children and brother to Thomas Carl in the Company.  Frank was promoted to 5th Sergeant after Perryville to replace William R. Hughes who was killed.  Was promoted to 4th Sergeant on June 6, 1863.  He was captured a few weeks before Johnston surrendered and was not released until June 13, 1865.  His prisoner of war record describes him as Complexion: Light, Hair: Light, Eyes: Gray, 5'8".  After war he moved to Little Rock, Ark.  He died there in 1910.

 

Picture: Carl's grave in Leiper's Fork  

Name:  Carl, Thomas

   
DOB:  March 12, 1837 DOD:  August 29, 1906 Age at Enlistment:  24
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  2nd Sergeant Rank at Discharge:  3rd Lieutenant  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in lower left leg at Perryville October 8, 1862.

 

Comments:  Was the youngest of 6 children and brother to Frank Carl in the unit.  Elected 2nd Sergeant at company's formation in 1861.  Then elected 3rd Lieutenant at Regiment’s reorganization on April 30, 1862 at Tupelo, MS.  He was wounded at Perryville and sent to Lebanon, KY.  Thomas was apparently captured while in the hospital and exchanged on November 15, 1862 at Vicksburg, MS.  On April 22, 1863 a medical examination board declared him unfit for duty and he resigned his commission.  August 25, 1863 he was arrested there by the Federal Garrison in Franklin but was released on bond.  Thomas married Sallie Morton after the war and had 11 children.  He is buried in Hillsboro Cemetery in Leiper's Fork, TN.

 

Picture: Post war photograph (Courtesy of Franklin Heritage Foundation).  
Name:  Carter, Francis Watkins    
DOB:  November 30, 1842 DOD:  February 3, 1923 Age at Enlistment:  18
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded at Shiloh with the 20th Tennessee Infantry

 

Comments:  Was the youngest son of Fountain Branch Carter whose home was the center of the Battle of Franklin.  His older brothers Moscow and Todd were chosen to be officers of the 20th TN Infantry so Francis transferred to that regiment in July 1861.  He was severely wounded at Shiloh and discharged.  His brother Moscow was captured and paroled and his other brother Todd would die on the family farm at the Battle of Franklin.  After war he moved to South America for a while and then moved to San Francisco, CA where he died in 1923.

 

Name:  Church, J. Lawrence    
DOB:  1843 DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  18
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Lawrence was sick in Franklin when the regiment left for Virginia in 1861 but had rejoined the Company by September.  He was detailed as a Wagon Driver off and on from December 1861 to April 1862.  He deserted at Tullahoma, TN on June 28, 1863.

 

Picture: Post war photograph (Ancestry.com)  
Name:  Claud, James William    
DOB:  January 12, 1837 DOD:  November 27, 1874 Age at Enlistment:  24
Date of Enlistment:  September 23, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Nashville, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  He is marked present on every roster from his enlistment until February 1864 (the last roster he appears on in his service record) however, he married America Mitchell on December 1, 1862 so he was granted at least one leave of absence.  Sometime after February 1864 he became an ambulance driver and apparently stayed in that position.  His wife America died in 1868 and remarried Lovey Jackson the same year.  He had several children between the two women.  He died at a young age in 1874. 

 

Pictures below (L-R) Private Cook in his uniform taken in Nashville in July 1861 before departing for Virginia (the bible in his hands was given to all 1st Tennessee Soldiers by Chaplin Charles Quintard), Cook's graves in Mount Hope Cemetery, Cook's house which still stands on Church Street in downtown Franklin.  
Name:  Cook, Henry Howe    
DOB:  November 23, 1843 DOD:  November 2, 1921 Age at Enlistment:  17
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Lieutenant  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None while in 1st Tennessee

 

Comments:  Henry got sick and was discharged from regiment in Greenbrier, VA on October 26, 1861.  Recuperated at home and joined the 55th Tennessee Infantry on December 21, 1861.  He was elected 2nd Lieutenant on June 2, 1862.  He was shot twice at the Battle of Murfreesboro.  One of the wounds was to the center of his head which carried off part of his skull.  He was sent to a hospital in Marietta, GA and they covered the wound with a metal plate.  It took him nearly a year to recover and he rejoined his company near the end of 1863.  He was captured at the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff, VA on May 16, 1864 and was sent to Fort Delaware.  He became part of the "Immortal 600" which was a group of 600 Confederate Officer Prisoners that were sent to Morris Island in Charleston, SC and used as a human shield for 45 days from September to October 1864.  He was sent to Fort Pulaski and eventually back to Fort Delaware and was released upon taking the Oath of Allegiance on June 16, 1865.  His prisoner of war record describes him as Complexion: Dark, Hair: Dark, Eyes: Dark, Height 5'9".  He studied law after returning back to Franklin and became Chief Judge of Williamson County in 1882.  He married a girl named Frances in 1882 and they had one daughter named Genevieve.  His picture was chosen as the "Typical Confederate" and used to create a statue in Baltimore, MD (which still stands there).  Henry lived in Franklin, TN till his death in 1921.  His house still stands at 403 Church Street in Downtown Franklin.  He is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, TN in Section A.  

 

Picture: Post war group shot of five of the Williamson Grays that made it through the entire war (Cook is sitting middle, Bullock, Richardson, Pollard, and Cunningham also pictured)  
Name:  Cook, James M.    
DOB:  May 5, 1831 DOD:  July 15, 1905 Age at Enlistment:  30
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in right shoulder at Franklin, TN on November 30, 1864.

 

Comments:  James was 1 of 7 present at surrender in N.C. in 1865.  He became a carpenter after the war ended.  He never married or had children after war.  James was a pallbearer at John Bullock’s funeral.  Spent his last days in the Nashville Old Soldier’s Home.

 

Name:  Cooke, Jefferson M.

   
DOB:  1840 DOD:  April 3, 1871? Age at Enlistment:  21
Date of Enlistment:  June 17, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Camp Cheatham  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  I believe he and Samuel J. Cooke are brothers.  In September and October 1861was listed as being in the Hospital at Hot Springs, VA.  Both enlisted at Camp Cheatham.  He was discharged July 21, 1862 on account of disability.

 

Name:  Cooke, Samuel J.    
DOB:  ? DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  ?
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  I believe he is Jefferson M. Cooke’s brother.  Both enlisted at Camp Cheatham.  Both were discharged July 21, 1862 on account of disability. 

 

Name:  Cotton, John Smith    
DOB:  April 25, 1825 DOD:  August 1907 Age at Enlistment:  36
Date of Enlistment:  November 21, 1862 Place of Enlistment:  Murfreesboro, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Captured on Hood's Retreat from Nashville.

 

Comments:  He lived with William Ezell before the war.  Was a conscript that was brought into service at Murfreesboro.  Was detached as a nurse in Rome, GA in 1863.  Sent back to the Company in 1864.  He was captured on Hood's Retreat from Nashville.

 

Picture: Post war image of Cox (Courtesy of Franklin Heritage Foundation)  

Name:  Cox, Jesse T.

   
DOB:  1827 DOD:  1902 Age at Enlistment:  34
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  He is listed as being in the hospital September and October of 1861 at Hot Springs, VA.  Discharged at Tupelo, MS on July 23, 1862 for over age and being Non-Conscript.  His discharge papers list him as being a physician and describes him as Height: 5'9", Eyes: Hazel, Hair: Black.  

 

Picture: Crafton's grave in Mount Hope Cemetery.  

Name:  Crafton, Daniel Shelburn

   
DOB:  August 9, 1844 DOD:  February 12, 1909 Age at Enlistment:  18
Date of Enlistment:  November 4, 1862 Place of Enlistment:  Murfreesboro, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Daniel originally enlisted in Company C 55th Tennessee Infantry on December 21, 1861.   Then transferred to Company D 1st Tennessee.  A medical examination board found him unfit for duty and he was discharged February 3, 1863 at Atlanta for hemorrhages of the lungs.  His discharge papers describe him as Height: 5'10", Complexion: Fair, Eyes: Hazel, Hair: Light.  Daniel is buried in Section A of Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, TN.

 

Name:  Crayton, John

   
DOB:  ? DOD: ?

Age at Enlistment:  ?

Date of Enlistment:  May 15, 1863 Place of Enlistment:  Shelbyville, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  John was a substitute for Andrew Atkeison.  He deserted the next day.

 

Pictures (L-R): Crouch in later life (Courtesy of the Franklin Heritage Foundation), Crouch's grave in Mount Hope Cemetery.  
Name:  Crouch, Peter Williams    
DOB:  August 31, 1840 DOD:  February 19, 1913 Age at Enlistment:  20
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Was captured in 1863 and wounded trying to escape from train after being captured.

 

Comments:  Peter received a medical discharge after being declared unfit for duty at Tupelo, MS on July 4, 1862.  Reenlisted in the 7th Kentucky Cavalry and was captured near Bluffington Island, OH on July 19, 1863.  Was wounded trying to escape from a prisoner train and his arm had to be amputated.  He was exchanged on February 24, 1865 and took the Oath of Allegiance on May 2, 1865.  His prison papers describe him as Complexion: Dark, Hair: Dark, Eyes: Gray, Height: 5'10".  After the war he married Josephine O. Anderson and had 3 children and lived in Nashville.  Buried in Section B-65 of Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, TN.  

 

Picture: Crutcher's grave.  

Name:  Crutcher, William Henry

   
DOB:  November 22, 1843 DOD:  March 22, 1901 Age at Enlistment:  17
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  He was discharged in June 1861 for disability.   On October 10, 1862 he enlisted in the 11th TN Cavalry at Murfreesboro, TN.  He surrendered at Gainesville, AL in 1865.  After the war he married 1872 and lived the rest of his life in Franklin, TN.  He is buried in Section B of Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, TN.

 

Pictures (L-R): Post war photograph of Crutcher (Courtesy of the Franklin Heritage Foundation), Crutcher's grave in Chapel Hill.  
Name:  Crutcher, William Marshall    
DOB:  November 16, 1833 DOD:  October 17, 1917 Age at Enlistment:  27
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded severely in thigh attacking Snodgrass Hill at Chickamauga on September 20, 1863.

 

Comments: Listed as sick at Hot Springs, VA in September and October 1861.  Last record shows he was present in February 1864 and there is nothing else to suggest what happened to him.  George Nichols said that he was captured on Hood's Retreat, but there is nothing besides his note to back that up.  He married Mary Hays after the war and had 9 children.  He also moved to Marshall County and became a dentist.  He is buried in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill, TN.

 

Picture: Post war group shot of five of the Williamson Grays that made it through the entire war (Cunningham is sitting on the far right, Bullock, Richardson, Cook, and Pollard also pictured)  
Name:  Cunningham, William Wylie    
DOB:  1837 DOD:  June 5, 1909 Age at Enlistment:  24
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Quarter Master Sergeant  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded at Franklin November 30, 1864.

 

Comments:  William was the oldest of 3 children.  He was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant of the 1st TN on May 2, 1862.  On September 19, 1863, he buried the dead of the regiment near the Alexander House.  He surrendered with the regiment at Greensboro on April 26, 1865.  Later he and John Campbell in 1908 went the battlefield to find John’s Brother Joseph, who was killed carrying the flag at Chickamauga.  Unfortunately, they were unable to locate where the bodies had been buried.  He helped carry fellow soldier, John Bullock's casket at his funeral.  William lived in Davidson County later in life.

 

Picture:  William's boyhood home now named the Kenneday House  

Name:  Doyle, William M.

   
DOB:  July 27, 1839 DOD:  May 27, 1891 Age at Enlistment: 21
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861

Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN

 
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
     

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in Knee at Murfreesboro on December 31, 1862. 

 

Comments:  William was born in Franklin and grew up in the house now known as the Kenneday House at the corner of 5th Avenue and Church Street.  His father built the house and it is still standing today.  His father died by the time William was 4.  He served in the 1st Tennessee until December 1863 when he was part of the group of 1st Tennessee soldiers that stole horses and rode to join Forrest's command.  It appears he rejoined the Company later in the war and was present at the surrender of the regiment at Greensboro, NC on April 26, 1865.

 

Name:  Edmondson, James B.

   
DOB:  December 31, 1841 DOD:  After 1922 Age at Enlistment:  19
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  3rd Corporal  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in hand at Murfreesboro, TN on December 31, 1862.  Shot through left elbow joint at Kennesaw Mountain June 27, 1864.  His arm was amputated at the joint.

 

Comments:  He was promoted to 3rd Corporal on January 1, 1864.  He was sent to Ocmuglee Hospital in Macon, GA after being wounded at Kennesaw Mountain.  His arm was amputated at the jointed and was declared disabled after amputation and moved to the invalid corps in August 1864.

 

Name:  Edmondson, Samuel S.

   
DOB:  1839 DOD:  ?

Age at Enlistment:  22

Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Samuel was sick at Bath Springs, VA in September and October of 1861.  He was discharged on December 14, 1861 at Huntersville, VA for chronic rheumatism.  Described on his discharge papers he is described as Height: 5'8", Complexion: Light, Eyes: Gray, Hair: Light, and Occupation: Farmer.

 

Name:  Ezell, William Henry

   
DOB:  1841 DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  20
Date of Enlistment:  July 23, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Nashville, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded slightly in neck at Missionary Ridge November 25, 1863.

 

Comments:  He and John Cotton lived together when the war started.  Part of the group of 1st Tennessee soldiers that stole horses and left to join Forrest's Cavalry at Dalton, GA.  William went to the 18th Tennessee Cavalry Company F in December 1863.

 

Pictures (L-R): Post war photograph of Farmer (Courtesy of Franklin Heritage Foundation), Farmer's grave in Mount Hope Cemetery.  

Name:  Farmer, Abner F.

   
DOB:  November 8, 1838 DOD:  October 24, 1921 Age at Enlistment:  22
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Abner was the 4th of 5 children.  Younger brother Moses was also in the company.  He was listed as sick in Franklin, TN in August 1861 and again at Hot Springs, VA in September and October of 1861.  Discharged December 16, 1861 for typhoid fever.  His discharge papers describe him as Height: 5'9", Complexion: Dark, Eyes: Black, Hair: Black, and Occupation: Farmer.  He later joined the 4th Tennessee Cavalry Company F on October 1, 1862.  On May 9, 1865 he was captured at Washington, GA and took the oath of Allegiance at Nashville, TN on July 18, 1865.  He married Anna Richardson after the war and had 4 children.

 

Name:  Farmer, Moses Henry    
DOB:  1841 DOD:  August 7, 1861 Age at Enlistment:  20
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Moses was the youngest of 5 children and older brother Abner was also in the company. His service was short lived and he died of measles in Warm Springs, VA on August 7, 1861.  

 

Name:  Handy, Thomas K.    
DOB:  1810 DOD:  1879 Age at Enlistment:  51
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank of Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  He was born in Ireland in 1810 and believed to be the only foreign born soldier in the company.  Thomas owned a farm just east of Franklin along the Harpeth River on the road to Murfreesboro.  He was discharged at Camp Cheatham on July 8, 1861.  According to a Review and Journal article from June 21, 1883: "Thomas Handy and John E. Thweatt left the company and returned home, they both being over the age required for soldiers, and too feeble to undergo the campaign before us."

 

Pictures (L-R): Hanner probably in his pre-war militia uniform (From Tennessee Heroes Gallery), Hanner in later life (From Confederate Veteran Magazine), Grave in Mount Hope Cemetery Section D Franklin, TN.  
Name:  Hanner, James Park    
DOB:  July 4, 1835 DOD:  March 6, 1918 Age at Enlistment:  25
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861

Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN

 
Rank at Enlistment:  Captain Rank at Discharge:  Captain  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Was born Nashville, graduated at the Western Military Institute in Kentucky in 1853.   Then received his M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1857.  He became Principal of Harpeth Academy in Franklin.  James was commissioned to start a company and recruited most of his class to form the core of the Williamson Grays.  He got sick at Camp Cheatham and never commanded the company in the field.  In December 1861 was discharged on account of ill health.  He was appointed Assistant Surgeon of Morton's Battery in June 183 and served out the rest of the war with them.  He lived in Franklin till his death in 1918. James served as Mayor of Franklin twice.   James died of Pneumonia in 1918. 

 

Name:  Hanner, William F.

   
DOB:  1838 DOD:  November 5, 1861 Age at Enlistment:  23
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  5th Sergeant Rank at Discharge:  5th Sergeant  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Was living in Davidson County at the time of his enlistment, and believed to be a relative of Captain Hanner.  He was elected 5th Sergeant at the formation of the Company.  In August he was listed as sick at Hot Springs, VA.  In September and October he was listed as sick at Lewisburg, VA.  He died of disease there on Nov. 5, 1861.

 

Pictures (L-R): Civil War photograph of Harris and pre war image of Harris (Both courtesy of Ronnie Townes), Carey's grave.  
Name:  Harris Jr., Carey Allen    
DOB:  April 10, 1836 DOD:  July 26, 1868 Age at Enlistment:  25
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Brevet Lieutenant Rank at Discharge:  2nd Lieutenant  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Was born near Washington D.C. in Georgetown, and was a lawyer before the war.  Carey was elected 2nd Lieutenant at the Company's formation.  He was listed as sick in Franklin from June to October 1861.  He was again listed as sick in camp in April 1862 and chose to resign his commission on April 30, 1862.  He died shortly after the war at Franklin in 1868.  He is buried Treelawn Cemetery located in the Founder's Pointe Subdivision in Franklin, TN.

 

Name:  Harris, Thomas H.

   
DOB:  1845 DOD:  1893 Age at Enlistment:  16
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded at Resaca with the 41st Mississippi Infantry on May 15, 1864

 

Comments:  He transferred to the 41st Mississippi Regiment Company L on June 18, 1862.   He appears to have been sick frequently after his transfer.  He was wounded at Resaca and moved to the Invalid Corps.  On May 19, 1865, he was surrendered at Columbus, MS.

 

Picture: Post war photograph (Courtesy of Franklin Heritage Foundation).

 

Name:  Harrison, James C.

   
DOB:  1835 DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  27
Date of Enlistment:  November 21, 1862 Place of Enlistment:  Murfreesboro, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Was a conscript that arrived while encamped in Murfreesboro, TN.  Listed as deserting twice, his final desertion was September 9, 1863 at Chattanooga, TN.  However, his service record shows him in a hospital in Stevenson, AL sick with fever on a roll dated September 17, 1863.  Had he deserted he would not have been entitled to the Southern Cross he wears in his photo.  Unfortunately, his war record ceases after his hospital record.  What became of his service is unknown.

 

Name:  Haynes, Tilman A.    
DOB:  October 3, 1843 DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  17
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Captured at Graysville on November 26, 1863 and sent to Rock Island Prison.

 

Comments:  Tilman's mother was the sister of Oscar and Andrew Atkeison.  His father was dead or left the family and Tilman and his mom moved back into the Atkeison House and Tilman was living there when the war began.   His war record states he was captured at Ringgold on November 28, 1863.  However, Cleburne's Division had taken over rear guard on November 27 and the 1st Tennessee did not participate in the Battle of Ringgold Gap.  Most likely he was captured at the Battle of Graysville (Cat's Creek) just before the Battle of Ringgold and the dates got messed up.  He was exchanged on March 6, 1865 and sent to a hospital in Richmond.  He took the Oath of allegiance on May 16, 1865.  His oath record describes his appearance as complexion:  light, hair:  brown,  eyes:  gray, height:  5’8”.  After war he married and gained possession of the Atkeison family farm in 1874.  Three days later he got in a confrontation with a man named Voutwell over money owed to his Grandmother and shot and killed him.  To post bail, he gave up the Atkeison property to the bondsman and left town.  He was arrested in Waynesboro, TN about a month later when the locals got suspicious when he started mumbling while drunk in a bar.  He was held for a few days and released because they could not charge him with anything.  Again he disappeared, for good.  A few days after his release, Waynesboro officials found out he was wanted for murder.  Nothing is known of what happened to him after this incident.

 

Name:  Henderson, James D.

   
DOB:  ? DOD:  ?

Age at Enlistment:  ?

Date of Enlistment:  July 18, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Haynesville, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Captured near Jackson, MS with the 2nd Kentucky Mounted Infantry

 

Comments:  Joined company while they were at Camp Gant joining up with the 7th and 14th Tennessee Infantry Regiments.  On April 30, 1862, he was exchanged for Alexander Beard in the 2nd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Company D.  He is listed as Deserted in June of 1863 but he was captured on July 17, 1863 near Jackson, MS.  He was sent to Camp Morton where he tried to take the oath but was denied.  He was released upon taking the oath on April 8, 1865 at Camp Morton.  His prison papers list his residence as Nelson County, KY and describes him as Complexion: Light, Hair: Dark, Eyes: Gray, Height: 5'8". 

 

Name:  Hill, Edward H.

   
DOB:  1841 DOD:  January 14, 1922

Age at Enlistment:  20

Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Slightly wounded in the hand at Murfreesboro on December 31, 1862.  Captured near Marietta, GA on July 3, 1864.  Listed as wounded during the Atlanta Campaign in the Newspaper.

 

Comments:  In January and February of 1863 he was still listed as being in the hospital from his wound at Murfreesboro.  He was captured near Marietta on July 3, 1864.  A Causality list printed in the Chattanooga Daily Rebel lists him as being wounded during the Atlanta Campaign but does not specify where.  Wound must not have been severe since after his capture he was rapidly moved up to Camp Douglas and no corresponding Medical Records.  He was captured the same day Marietta was captured.  Released upon taking oath on March 6, 1865. Oath record describes him as Complexion: Fair, Hair: Brown, Eyes: Light Brown, Height: 5'11", and Residence Williamson County.

 

Picture: Hill's grave.  
Name:  Hill, James Milton    
DOB:  July 24, 1834 DOD:  June 27, 1898 Age at Enlistment:  26
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in heel at Atlanta, GA July 22, 1864.  The bullet caused his foot to become paralyzed.

 

Comments:  Listed as sick at Hot Springs, VA in September and October of 1861.  When his foot became paralyzed he no longer could fight and spent the rest of the war in a hospital.  After the war he never married and his wound got worse and worse.  In 1892 he applied for admission into the old soldiers home and was accepted.  Died there in 1898 and is Grave 46 at Tulip Grove Cemetery near the Hermitage in Nashville.

 

Picture: Hill's grave at Camp Chase Prison Camp.  

Name:  Hill, John H.

   
DOB:  1837 DOD:  January 6, 1865 Age at Enlistment:  24
Date of Enlistment:  November 4, 1862

Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN

 
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in the head at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863.  Captured at Atlanta, GA on July 22, 1864 and sent to Camp Chase Prison. 

 

Comments:  John died of Pneumonia on January 6, 1865.  Buried in the C.S. Cemetery in Columbus, OH, Grave#:  711

 

Picture: Wildwood Plantation where Holt family lived.  John's marker is gone, but he is buried in front lawn.  

Name:  Holt, John Page

   
DOB:  June 30, 1840 DOD:  March 24, 1901 Age at Enlistment:  20
Date of Enlistment:  July 18, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Haynesville, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in right hip at Perryville October 8, 1862 and captured two days later in Harrodsburg, KY.  Was exchanged in December 1862.  Wounded slightly on the right side at Chattanooga on September 22, 1863 during skirmishing to retake Missionary Ridge.  Wounded severely at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863.

 

Comments:  Was brothers with Lewis H. Holt and Thomas P. Holt was his cousin.  John and Lewis were both attending school in Brentwood when they decided to enlist.  For some reason John enlisted about two months after Lewis.  He is listed as sick in the hospital at Bath Springs for September and October 1861.  During his two months in captivity he contracted an eye disease where he lost most of his eye sight.  Was declared unfit for service on May 8, 1864 after being wounded at Missionary Ridge and moved in invalid corps.  Was surrendered at Shreveport, LA on May 26, 1865 and was paroled July 16, 1865.  After the war his eye sight got worse and worse till he finally went blind.  When he died in 1901, he was buried off of Crockett Road in Brentwood in a Holt Family Cemetery.

 

Pictures below (L-R): Private Holt during his school days from Holt family history, Holt's grave in Section 14 of Mount Olivet Cemetery.  His childhood home Wildwood is with John Page Holt.  
Name:  Holt, Lewis Herbert   Nickname:  “Teat”
DOB:  June 18, 1843 DOD:  March 10, 1916 Age at Enlistment:  17
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded on Abdomen surface at Perryville on October 8, 1862 and captured in Harrodsburg, KY two days later.  Exchanged in Vicksburg in December 1862.  Wounded September 22, 1863 severely in the thigh at Chattanooga, TN in skirmishing to retake Missionary Ridge.  Captured in 1865 in Alabama.

 

Comments:  Lewis is John Holt’s brother and Thomas's Cousin.  John and Lewis were both attending school in Brentwood when they decided to enlist.  For some reason John enlisted about two months after Lewis.  He was detached for a short time as a nurse in September and October 1861 at Bath Springs, VA.  After he was wounded at Perryville he was exchanged at Vicksburg on December 5, 1862.  A medical examination board declared him unfit for duty on April 1, 1864 and was told to report to General Wright in Atlanta.  Corporal William Pollard mentions seeing him in Alabama as the army retreated to N.C. in 1865.  He surrendered on May 12, 1865 at Gainesville, AL and was paroled on June 3, 1865.  He is described as Complexion: Fair, Hair: Light, Eyes: Blue, Height: 6'0".  Lewis walked around with a cane most of the rest of his life.  Buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, TN. 

 

Name:  Holt, Thomas Perkins   Nickname:  “Tom Cat”
DOB:  March 3, 1840            DOD:  October 4, 1898 Age at Enlistment:  21
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded very slightly at Perryville and Murfreesboro.

 

Comments:  Was the son of Nicholas Perkins and Talitha Cumi Holt.  He was cousins with John Page and Lewis Holt.  Joined the 10th Tennessee Cavalry Company D on Hood's retreat from Nashville and surrendered with them at Gainesville, AL in May 1865.  After the war he married Talitha C. Hill on October 23, 1867, they had five children.  He lived in Northern Williamson County the rest of his life.

Information Supplied by Jerry Hughes

 

Pictures (L-R): House probably post war photo (Courtesty of Franklin Heritage Foundation), House's grave in Rest Haven Cemetery.  

Name:  House, John L.

   
DOB:  1828 DOD:  October 21, 1875

Age at Enlistment:  33

Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  1st Lieutenant Rank at Discharge:  Lieutenant Colonel  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  John became a widower just a few years before the war.  He owned J & M Dry Goods before and after the war.  The day the Williamson Grays left on a train to Camp Cheatham, House yelled from the train to the crowd that he would take care of the boys.  Which one woman said all the soldiers in the company were loyal to him the rest of his life.  He was the 2nd company commander for Company D and was elected Captain in December 1861 when Captain Hanner resigned.  At regiment’s reorganization was elected Major of the regiment on April 16, 1862 at Tupelo, MS.  He is listed as being sick in Chattanooga in July and August of 1862. Lieutenant Colonel Patterson was killed at Perryville and House was promoted to fill his position.  On December 6, 1862 he was ordered to report to General Forrest in Columbia, but does not state for what purpose.  Colonel Feild was promoted to Brigade command after the Battle of Franklin in 1864, House took command of the 1st Tennessee.  Was noted by another Confederate officer at the Battle of Nashville trying to rally the 1st TN after Shy’s Hill had been overrun but realizing none would stop decided to flee with them.  Was present at the surrender in N.C. in 1865 as Field & Staff.  House apparently had a hot temper, after the war in 1867 turned a gathering of the Color Union League on the Square in Franklin into a shootout where there were several causalities.  He slapped the man who was about to speak to the gathering.  That man in turn went and armed several of the black men in the group and attempted to kill House who was behind his store on the square.  After the shootout Army troops from Nashville came down to Franklin enforce order the next day.  Then on October 21, 1875 he got into a fight with a policeman on the square where John and his son were both shot.  John did not survive.  He is buried next to his wife in Rest Haven Cemetery in Franklin. 

 

Picture: From 1926 Veterans reunion in Union City, TN, Hughes is seated on the front row extreme right  
Name:  Hughes, James Richard   Went By:  “Jimmy Dick”
DOB:   September 15, 1837 DOD:  May 30, 1930  Age at Enlistment:  23
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  3rd Sergeant  

Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in left thigh by grape shot at Perryville on October 8,  1862 while charging Bush’s Artillery.  Captured at hospital on October 10, 1862 at Harrodsburg, KY.  Exchanged in January 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.  Wounded at Missionary Ridge November 25, 1863 when a bullet tore through the left side of his mouth and upper jaw. 

 

Comments:  Cousins with William R. Hughes.  Got sick in Virginia in December 1861 with pneumonia and was in hospital till January.  Was elected 4th Sergeant at regiment's reorganization on April 30, 1862 at Tupelo, MS.  He was wounded and captured at Perryville and exchanged on December 5, 1862.  After being exchanged he was detailed to bring in conscripts in January 1863.  After being wounded at Missionary Ridge he spent the rest of the war working in a hospital in Newnan, GA.  Was captured when the hospital was overrun by Sherman and took oath on December 27, 1864.  His Oath record describes him as Complexion: Fair, Hair: Sandy, Eyes: Gray, Height: 5'10".  After the war he married in 1866 and in December 1869 he moved to Union City, TN and eventually to Memphis where he spent the rest of his days.  He was the last documented member of Company D to die. 

 

Picture: Hughes before the war  

Name:  Hughes, William R.

   
DOB:  1837 DOD:  October 8, 1862 Age at Enlistment:  24
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861

Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN

 
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  5th Sergeant  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Killed at Perryville October 8, 1862

 

Comments:  He was the son of Thomas and Lucy Hughes, and raised in the Hillsboro area near Franklin.  His family moved to Tennessee from Pittsylvania County, VA.  Was promoted to 5th Sergeant at reorganization on April 30, 1862.  Information supplied by Jerry Hughes. 

 

Name:  Humbard Henry H.

   
DOB:  1839 DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  ?
Date of Enlistment:  July 18, 1861

Place of Enlistment:  Haynesville, TN

 
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Captured at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863 and sent to Rock Island Prison. 

 

Comments:  Was a recruit from East Tennessee.  He was employed as a wagon drive in April 1862.  In March and April of 1863 he is listed as being detailed to work on fortifications.  He was sent to Rock Island Prison Camp.  On February 5, 1864 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy to get out of Prison.  He was mustered in at Chicago, his enlistment papers describe him as Eyes: Blue, Hair: Dark Brown, Complexion: Dark, Height: 6'0".  Lists his residence as Jefferson County, TN and his occupation is a farmer.  There is no record of his Naval experience.  Confederate soldiers who joined the U.S. forces were promised they would not have to fight against the Southern Armies so he probably did not serve on a battleship. 

 

Name:  Hunter, James K.

   
DOB:  1844 DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  18
Date of Enlistment:  July 26, 1862 Place of Enlistment:  Jackson, MS  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Came in as a recruit at Camp Harris in Jackson, MS in 1862.  He is listed as sick in the hospital January and February 1863 at Rome, GA.  Was detached to do hospital work in Atlanta, GA on April 13, 1863. and apparently never returned to the regiment.

 

 

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